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A new Venezuelan ID, created with China's ZTE, tracks citizen behavior
In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen.…
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Tim Wu on How Enforcing Competition Law Could Have Stopped Big Tech
Amazon workers preparing shipments for customers. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Yesterday, Amazon announced that it was opening two new campuses in…
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Unfair Advantage - The Sun Magazine
E very year Americans make more and more purchases online, many of them at Amazon.com. What shoppers don’t see when browsing the selections at Amazon are the…
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What Amazon HQ2 tells us about America's great divide | Robert Reich
Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan, which has been named as a site of Amazon’s second headquarters, offers clusters of talented people…
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This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Fibers—in a Good Way
In Morocco there grows a cactus-like plant that’s so hot, I have to insist that the next few sentences aren’t hyperbole. On the Scoville Scale of hotness, its…
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A Different Photography Workflow – The Sweet Setup
Midway through July, I did the unthinkable (at least, “unthinkable” in terms of photography kit these days): I sold off all my Sony kit — an a7II body , 24-70mm…
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18 hours ago
'Most humans can't do that': The story behind Mahomes' impossible arm
Photo by Hana Asano This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's November issue. Subscribe today! I went to the bottom of the internet trying to understand what…
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23 hours ago
Bob Bryan Waits in the Wings to Reunite With His Brother on the Tennis Court
Jack Sock, left, and Mike Bryan celebrating their victory in the men’s doubles final at Wimbledon in July. Credit Clive Mason/Getty Images Mike Bryan, the…
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Managing a Data Science Team
Ragnar Schmuck/Getty Images Many managers of data science teams become managers because they were great individual contributors and not necessarily because they…
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The Origins of The Job Title 'Data Scientist'
DJ Patil, former chief data scientist for the U.S. Flickr user Joi Ito Most Popular Pentagon Researchers Test 'Worst-Case Scenario' Attack on U.S. Power Grid…
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An AI physicist can derive the natural laws of imagined universes
As a student, Galileo famously observed a lamp swinging in Pisa Cathedral and timed its swing against his pulse. He concluded that the period was constant and…
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Cookbooks, Wikipedia, and auto-generated Spanglish: The quirky ways AI researchers gather data
Data is the oil that fuels AI development, and it gives us many of the advances we take for granted: YouTube captions, Spotify music recommendations, those…
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Making floating point math highly efficient for AI hardware - Facebook Code
In recent years, compute-intensive artificial intelligence tasks have prompted creation of a wide variety of custom hardware to run these powerful new systems…
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'Fight Club' with better jokes: Inside Garry Shandling's secret pickup game
This story appears in the November issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! During his 40-year comedy career, Garry Shandling created two of the most iconic…
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How catastrophic fires have raged through California
Celebrity mansions shoot flames from their rooftops like architectural fire pits. Farm animals tied to lifeguard booths crowd beaches lit orange-red by the…
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How I Use and Manage Apple Photos – The Sweet Setup
Problem: You have a camera phone in your pocket and, over time, you’ve accumulated a LOT of pictures. Like, a whole lot. What now…? A little while ago I asked…
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Opinion | I was Pat Tillman’s wife, but I can’t speak for him. Neither can you.
correction: An earlier version of the caption with the photograph accompanying this column incorrectly spelled the last names of Arizona Cardinals owner Bill…
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2 days ago
Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?
Researchers followed a group of kids from childhood into adulthood to track the link between trauma in early life and adult mental health. fzant/Getty Images…
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2 days ago
28 Jupyter Notebook tips, tricks and shortcuts
This post is based on a post that originally appeared on Alex Rogozhnikov's blog, 'Brilliantly Wrong' . We have expanded the post and will continue to do so…
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3 days ago
Who Has the Best Shots in Men’s Tennis?
From left, Novak Djokovic, John Isner, Rafael Nadal and Ernests Gulbis. Credit From left: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images; Elsa/Getty Images; Brian…
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3 days ago
How the GOP Gave Up on Porn
Illustration by Alvaro Dominguez Once, the fight against pornography was the beating heart of the American culture war. Now porn is a ballooning industry—and…
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Deployed Inside the United States: The Military Waits for the Migrant Caravan
Soldiers relaxed in their tent at Base Camp Donna in Texas. Thousands of troops have been deployed to the border with Mexico. Credit Tamir Kalifa for The New…
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3 days ago
Not Busy, Just Intentional
Who says you have to be busy before you can be a poor email correspondent? “You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen I am in the fortunate…
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5 days ago
America's Problem Isn't Tribalism. It's Racism.
Colin Hackley / Reuters It’s fashionable in the Donald Trump era to decry political “tribalism,” especially if you’re a conservative attempting to criticize…
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7 days ago
Tuesday Showed the Drawbacks of Trump's Electoral Bargain
Carlos Barria / Reuters On Tuesday, a divided America returned a divided verdict on the tumultuous first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Rather than…
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7 days ago
The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver
Saturation divers do construction and demolition work at depths up to 1,000 feet or more, and must spend weeks living in a pressurized environment. All…
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7 days ago
Choosing Your Markdown Editor: A Comparison of Ulysses and Drafts
One thing the MacStories team loves to do is constantly try new apps, compare the serious contenders in each app category, and settle on the app that suits us…
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8 days ago
The New York Slice that Slices Through Tradition, at Mama’s Too
Restaurant Review A Standout in the Great Slice Revival 11 Photos View Slide Show › An Rong Xu for The New York Times Mama’s Too NYT Critic's Pick ★ Pizza $…
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The Dark Certainty of the 2018 Midterms
Two years after Donald Trump’s victory, we already know that this year’s midterm elections won’t heal the country’s bitter divide. Photograph by Mark Peterson /…
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How Everything Became the Culture War
Illustration by Ben Fearnley America’s petty tribal arguments are now driving the bus on serious policy. Here’s why we should worry. November/December 2018 To…
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The Problem With Being Perfect
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters When the psychologist Jessica Pryor lived near an internationally renowned university, she once saw a student walking into a library…
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Sia Is The 21st Century's Most Resilient Songwriter
Sia performs at Coachella in 2016. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella and Angela Hsieh/NPR It's not enough to make list after list. The Turning the…
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Swift Stone Skippers Could in Theory Skip 100s of Skips
The stone in Kurt Steiner's hand is roughly circular, four inches wide, flat on one side and irregularly dimpled on the other, like a petrified chocolate chunk…
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13 days ago
The Battle of the Big-Tech Titans Over San Francisco’s Tax for the Homeless
Proposition C, which will be on city ballots on November 6th, proposes a tax of less than a per cent on the gross receipts of the largest businesses in the…
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13 days ago
My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.'s Cult of Betterness
On a Saturday this past June, in a darkened underground room near Los Angeles International Airport, I yelled things at my father I wouldn't say to him at…
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How DeMar DeRozan got over being traded and embraced the Spurs
SAN ANTONIO -- As Rudy Gay chomps on a sandwich in the locker room ahead of the San Antonio Spurs' exhibition opener, DeMar DeRozan points an iPhone his way to…
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15 days ago
The Simplest Way to Drastically Improve Your Life: More Sleep
Sleep deprivation is the invisible ceiling to how good life can be. Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every…
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16 days ago
A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley
Credit Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times; Getty Images (woman and child Skip to contentSkip to site index “I am convinced the devil lives in our…
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16 days ago
Review: iPhone XS, XS Max and the power of long-term thinking
The iPhone XS proves one thing definitively: that the iPhone X was probably one of the most ambitious product bets of all time. When Apple told me in 2017 that…
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17 days ago
Meditation in the Time of Disruption
When I was 8 or 9, I became preoccupied with death. It wasn’t that I was afraid; I just like to be prepared. Would I know death was coming, like a knock at the…
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19 days ago
How to Make Your Commute as Cheap and Fast as Possible
They say that "time is money," which might indeed be true. But if that's the case, how do you best optimize your costs? Let's consider your daily commute to…
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20 days ago
How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’
Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, left Google in 2014 with a $90 million exit package. The last payment is scheduled for next month. Credit Tomohiro…
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20 days ago
6 Reasons to Buy the iPhone XS (and 4 Reasons to Skip It)
iPhone XS: Pros and Cons Apple just released a new batch of iPhones into the wild, and you may find yourself rushing to your local Apple Store to pick up a…
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20 days ago
Locality Sensitive Hashing – Towards Data Science
An effective way of reducing the dimensionality of your data Motivation The task of finding nearest neighbours is very common. You can think of applications…
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20 days ago
iPhone XR: Great for everyone
iPhone XR: Great for everyone Hey from the Grand Canyon! My wife and I have spent the last few days on the road in our Airstream around the southwest (mainly…
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21 days ago
What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles? | By Darius Miles
D udes like me ain’t supposed to talk about this type of stuff. I’m about to tell you some real shit. Things I haven’t told anybody. But first, we gotta go back…
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21 days ago
Do Nootropics Actually Work? I Took a Bunch of Magic Brain Pills to Find Out
Illustration by Alicia Tatone Swallow a pill and become a better you? Nootropics sound too good to be true. So we sent one staffer to investigate. The resurgent…
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21 days ago
The Crushing Dumbness of Donald Trump
Check please. AFP Contributor/Getty Images Donald Trump is the president of the United States, which, to Donald, is great because it’s like being the star of a…
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21 days ago
GORUCK GR2 VARIANT - YOMP-ENGINE No1
I bought my first GORUCK as an EDC MULE, I use it most days and I’ve become quite attached. At about the same time I was looking at other bags for hiking one…
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22 days ago
The iPhone XR Is Good, Which Means Choosing An iPhone Right Now Is Confusing As Hell
The XR is an iPhone under $1,000, with the features of an iPhone over $1,000. Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News The iPhone XR is an iPhone designed for normals. It…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
Price comparison: Find the best deal for your next phone ? Plans Unlocked Filter 103 deals found Apple iPhone XR (Instalments 64GB) No contract data Unlimited…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
Price comparison: Find the best deal for your next phone ? Plans Unlocked Filter 103 deals found Apple iPhone XR (Instalments 64GB) No contract data Unlimited…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
Price comparison: Find the best deal for your next phone ? Plans Unlocked Filter 103 deals found Apple iPhone XR (Instalments 64GB) No contract data Unlimited…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
iOS 12 is the new kid on the block in terms of the operating system on the iPhone, and it’s got a few neat flicks and tricks that play well on the new iPhone…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
If you’re any kind of seasoned iPhone user, you probably won’t be that impressed by the iPhone XR’s camera. That’s not to say it’s not decent – it’s powerful at…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR Review: The Best iPhone for the Money
I'll admit that I'm a phone snob, so I'm surprised to say that I really like the iPhone XR. No, it doesn't offer the perfect OLED display or dual rear cameras…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR review
Apple has managed a marketing masterstroke with the iPhone XR: not only has it delayed the launch of the third of its trio of 2018 iPhones, thus creating some…
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23 days ago
Apple iPhone XR review - Pocket-lint
Dubbed the everyman phone for iPhone users, the iPhone XR might sit at the bottom of the new iPhone X range, but that's not to say it should be overlooked. It's…
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23 days ago
iPhone XR Review: Almost all the best for way, way less
iPhone XR — never mind what the R means, it's just a new letter for Apple, one before S, "racing" if you're into cars, "reflex" if you're into cameras,…
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23 days ago
The iPhone XR Is Apple’s Love Letter to Cost-Conscious Buyers
Apple wants to make it clear that it's not trying to gouge you. Sure, when the iPhone X launched last year, Apple priced it at nearly $1,000. And yes, this…
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23 days ago
Apple iPhone XR review: The best iPhone for most people
iPhone XR Get more info More Scores Engadget Not yet scored Critic Not yet scored Users Not yet scored Key Specs Type Smartphone Operating system IOS Everywhere…
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23 days ago
Review: Apple’s iPhone XR is a fine young cannibal
This iPhone is great. It is most like the last iPhone — but not the last “best” iPhone — more like the last not as good iPhone. It’s better than that one…
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23 days ago
Apple iPhone XR review: better than good enough
Here’s a question: how much do you care about the display on a phone? Take a moment and really consider it. If you were to put a dollar amount on it, how much…
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23 days ago
I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned.
Your morning routine should suit your needs, but there are some habits everyone should try. Credit Haein Jeong Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter, which…
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24 days ago
‘We will get regular body upgrades’: what will humans look like in 100 years?
P redicting the future is a fool’s game at the best of times. Right now it’s madness – so much is up in the air technologically, politically, economically,…
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28 days ago
Are You Overwashing Your Face?
SKIN DEEP How to choose the right face wash in a sea of cleansers. Credit Greg Betza Face cleansing used to be the most boring part of a skin-care regimen. Want…
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28 days ago
The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera
Tech Fix Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones. Image…
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28 days ago
6 Emerging Players in A.I.
A police robot in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The country was the world’s first to create a Ministry of Artificial Intelligence. Credit Giuseppe…
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28 days ago
An A.I. Glossary
Visitors look at an Artificial Intelligence robot during the 5th Popular Science Products Expo at Shanghai Exhibition Center on August 27, 2018 in Shanghai,…
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28 days ago
Watch Out Workers, Algorithms Are Coming to Replace You — Maybe
Author Yuval Noah Harari last month in Los Angeles. Credit Emily Berl for The New York Times Over the past five years, the Israeli author and historian Yuval…
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28 days ago
In Afghanistan’s Season of Crisis, ‘Words Do Not Have the Strength’
An Afghan soldier inspected a traveler at a highway checkpoint in August. After 17 years, the war’s daily toll has soared, often reaching 100 dead. Credit…
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28 days ago
President Trump’s Overeager Acceptance of Saudi Arabia’s Excuse in the Khashoggi Affair
Donald Trump with Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia, in 2017. The President now seems eager to embrace the Saudi version of events around Jamal Khashoggi’s…
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28 days ago
A Review of the Apple Watch Series 4 – The Sweet Setup
John Gruber’s review of the Apple Watch Series 4 began with a general look at “nice” watches — the idea of traditional watch purchasers looking for a “nice”…
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29 days ago
Volley Course Youtube - Top Tennis Training
FREE Video Lesson - Transform Your Net Game Learn How To Approach and Finish Points At Net Send Me Video #1 Now We value your privacy and would never spam you…
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29 days ago
Jupyter Notebook Enhancements, Tips And Tricks
stas Stas Bekman May 26 Let’s have a thread dedicated to various enhancements and goodies on Jupyter Notebook usage. Please contribute your tips and…
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29 days ago
The new fast.ai research datasets collection, on AWS Open Data · fast.ai
The new fast.ai research datasets collection, on AWS Open Data Written: 16 Oct 2018 by Jeremy Howard (*fast.ai*) and Jed Sundwall (*Open Data Global Lead, AWS*)…
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29 days ago
how_optimization_works_1.html
Part 1: Optimization methods [post] [video] Part 2: Optimizing a central tendency model [post] [video] [code] Part 3: Optimizing a linear model [post] [video]…
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29 days ago
A Principled Bayesian Workflow
Given the posterior distribution derived from a probabilistic model and a particular observation, Bayesian inference is straightforward to implement.…
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